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Paliton Beach Siquijor: Everything You Need To Know About Siquijor's Paradise 2024

Paliton beach is perhaps the most famous beach on the island of Siquijor. Known for the stunning sunsets and white sand it attracts locals and tourists from afar. 


Want to know everything about Paliton beach? Well you're in the right place, read on to find out everything you need to know before visiting Siquijor's Paradise.


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Where Is Paliton Beach Siquijor?

Paliton beach can be found on the north west coast of Siquijor island, a short drive north from the main hub of San Juan which is the best place to stay on the island. If you're coming from the ferry port, the drive takes around 30 minutes. Just a few minutes down one of the many turnings off of the main island ring road will bring you straight down to the beach.



How To Get To Paliton Beach Siquijor?

If you're hiring a scooter on the island it will be super easy for you to find, follow the ring road round and you'll see a sign for the beach which is a short way down the road. 


If you don't have a scooter you'll have to walk (in the heat this might be too far) or hire a trike. Plenty of trikes are available however the cost of these add up over your stay.

We recommend using 12Go to book Ferries & Busses, also Rome2Rio for all of your travel planning needs in Asia.

How Much Does Paliton Beach Cost?

When you arrive you need to pay an entrance fee of ₱20 per person which is paid on the entrance road. Park up (you'll see all the other scooters) and you've made it! But this isn't the end of our guide. Read on so you can find the best spot to chill out, swim and watch the sunset. 


Paliton Beach Parking
Paliton Beach Parking

Paliton Beach Siquijor

The first area by the parking is full of beach cafes serving cold drinks and food. This stretch of beach is great if you want to grab a snack or a coconut but it can get crowded. So where to head? Read below…

Food & Drink Huts On Paliton Beach Siquijor
Food & Drink Huts On Paliton Beach Siquijor
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If you head past the parking either through the tree or scramble over the rocks you'll come to the largest stretch of Paliton beach. A stretch of white sand with enough room for everyone, here you can swim in the crystal waters and relax. 


For sunset we found a secluded cove in between the two sections described above. We were the only people there and watched the sunset completely alone. These are some of the best sunsets we've ever seen so grab a cold drink and settle in for mother nature's evening show. 


The snorkelling here doesn't have a patch on Moalboal or Apo Island so we don't recommend hiring snorkels, just enjoy the shallow waters and soak up the sun as this beach is for relaxing. 


Please note however there is a lot rubbish by the parking area which is such a shame in such a beautiful place. We think it's important to share this as often people turn up and are disappointed due to the litter surrounding the area. Unfortunately this is all too common in South East Asia!

Beautiful Siquijor Sunset
Beautiful Siquijor Sunset

What To Bring To Paliton Beach?

One of the main attractions of Paliton is the silky smooth sand however the Philippines coast is known for its Sea Urchins, we recommend bringing a good pair of Water Shoes if you plan to venture past the shallows.


Of course you'll need a good Microfibre Towel which is lightweight and compact, perfect for travelling. They also come with a small zip pocket in the corner of the towel to keep valuables safe from the sand, and we make sure to keep our phones in these Waterproof Phone Cases.


Sunset At Paliton Beach

The Philippines is home to some of the best sunsets in the world and the island of Siquijor is one of the best places for it. The surrounding island of Negros in the distance create dramatic colours that can't be described; sit back, relax, grab a drink and enjoy.


What's Nearby Paliton Beach Siquijor?

Luckily Siquijor is a small island and nothing is too far on a scooter. If you fancy grabbing dinner after the sunset we recommend heading to Roadside Diner, a local restaurant serving fresh chicken and pork straight off the BBQ. They have the best BBQ chicken we could find and the Thai green curry is also worth a try - we ate here 4 times during our stay in San Juan.


Looking For A Siquijor Travel Guide?

During our time on the island we bumped into Tasting Sunsets who have curated an unforgettable Siquijor Travel Guide which you can check out here!


We recommend renting a scooter on Siquijor and doing all of the sites yourself however if you don't have a license you can checkout GetYourGuide below:



Best Places To Stay Siquijor

Siquijor has lots of accommodation whether you’re looking for a dive school, a luxury resort or a budget hostel you’ll be able to find somewhere. We recommend staying in the main hub of San Juan as this is where most of the restaurants are located as well as easy access to most of the island's attractions. 

We use Booking.com and HostelWorld for all of our stays around the world!

Below is a list of top accommodations we recommend for San Juan, Siquijor:

Looking for an eco-lodge away from the main strip? Lazy Lizard is a great budget opiton for your stay in San Juan. Up from the main road it is quiet, in the jungle and offer scooter hire.  There’s options for private rooms or shared dorms.
Perhaps you want something more luxury or your here for the diving! Apo Diver’s Resort offers sea views on the beach front with a beautiful pool and chill out spot.
Backing onto Tubod Marine Reserve this is a great luxury choice if you love snorkelling. The resort also boasts a large seafront swimming pool, free coffee and breakfast as well as an on-site restaurant.

Top Things To Do On Siquijor

We stayed 5 nights on Siquijor and think this is the perfect amount of time to see everything the island has to offer. Here’s our highlights. 


Top Pick: Cambugahay Falls 

Visit early or don’t bother going, this is our top pick as it was so tranquil at 8am plus we saw an iguana! 


Best Beach: Salagdoong Beach  

An adventure beach with cliff jumps, snorkelling and crystal waters. Although a little drive away, we think it’s worth it. 


Off The Beaten Track: Cantabon Cave 

Our favourite cave tour of the Philippines and still a hidden gem on the island. 


Other Blogs On Siquijor 


Essential Travel Items You Need

Lifestraw filtered waterbottle, great for backpacking asia

Lifestraw - Filtered Water Bottle Allowing you to fill up water whenever and wherever with peace of mind plus you’re helping the environment!

Jungle formula mosquito spray, great for backpacking asia

Jungle Formula - High Deet Mosquito Spray The weak sprays will not work! Make sure to bring a high deet percentage spray made for the tropics. We also use Mosquito Wipes.

Raqueta water shoes, great for backpacking asia

Water Shoes - Lightweight with Protection Stay protected from Sea Urchins with these, also useful for snorkelling, waterfall hikes and more. We also love our Microfibre Towels and Dry Bag.

Travel adaptor with multiple usbs, great for backpacking asia

Universal Travel Adaptor With Multiple USBs Life while travelling will never be the same again! Charge multiple devices all at once in any country... game changer.

Top Tips For Travelling The Philippines

If you’re visiting the Philippines here are our top travel tips:


  1. Book flights in advance - they can become expensive if you leave it last minute… oh and check your luggage allowance to skip expensive check in fees at the airport. Don't forget your Apple Airtags to track your bags

  2. Agree on taxi prices upfront - when getting into a tuk-tuk, tricycle or taxi, make sure you agree on a price or they have a meter, so many tourists get ripped off with a huge price tag at the end of the ride.

  3. Take it slow - don't feel the need to see all the islands, we recommend picking a few and doing them properly. See the island in full, find some locals and sing Karaoke..

  4. Embrace the chaos and get stuck in, the locals are friendly and love to help and share information about their home!

  5. For a checklist of what's needed to pack for your trip, read: How to Pack for Backpacking to South East Asia: Backpacking Essentials and Accessories


Printable List South East Asia Packing
We love our DJI Mini for all of our drone shots!

Final Thoughts On Paliton Beach

This is a great beach hub for San Juan in Siquijor. You get the white sand beaches, turquoise water and a glimpse into local life. We recommend heading down to Paliton beach but also go and explore what else the island has to offer such as Salagdoong Beach.

Thank you for reading and enjoy your Philippine adventure. Reach out to us over on Instagram @KateandMikesTravels. We always love to hear from people who read our blogs!


For our Filipino friends: Maraming salamat sa pag babasa, hangang sa susunod nating pag kikita, mamimiss namin kayo, mabuhay ang pilipinas! Salamat


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